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Wacky new treatment for kidney stones: Roller coasters

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Researchers find roller coasters are great for knocking loose kidney stones

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With the help of a roller coaster and a 3D printed model of a full kidney, a team of medical researchers may have recently discovered why roller coasters cause people to pass kidney stones. According to Gizmodo, the Journal of the A...

Riding Roller Coasters Can Help Dislodge Kidney Stones

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For those suffering from painful kidney stones, there's a really good excuse to visit Disney World. A new study suggests that riding roller coasters can shake kidney stones loose before they become a problem that requires medical at...

How a Roller Coaster Can Help You Pass a Kidney Stone

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A team of researchers rode a roller coaster more times than they probably care to remember, just to figure out why roller coasters trigger the passage of small kidney stones. With the further help of a 3D-printed model of a kidney f...

Passing kidney stones can be as simple as riding a roller coaster

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Kidney stones are just no fun — each year more than 300,000 people end up in the emergency room with painful kidney stones. Treatment for this condition can cost thousands of dollars, but […]

Going on a roller coaster may help pass kidney stones

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Kidney stones are quite painful, and if you’ve ever had one you know how badly you want it out! The good news is, there may be a quite enjoyable way to release kidney stones, and it involves a roller coaster … The post Going on a ro...


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